At work today I was told we have to clean up the studio. APPARENTLY it looks “unprofessional” and a camera crew from MSNBC (I think… I can’t really remember) will be coming in on Monday morning to film one of our interns for God knows why. So I spent a good portion of the afternoon taking down and hiding all of the “cool” and “fun” stuff we have. I bargained to save it so that we can put it back out later. It really got me thinking though…..
Do items in a room really set the mood?
Now that its all clean in here and “professional looking” it feels strange. Nothing sets it apart from the other studios anymore. I argued that the silly items we had in the studio like the Captain Morgan lamp, the slinky, the ech-a-sketch, the corona Christmas lights, etc… gave it a certain atmosphere. It sort of makes it feel homey and sets the “mood” if you will. Sure no one believes me but it does. Right now with all that stuff gone it just feels empty and dull.